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2012-11-06 09:24:07 AM

Brontes: Maybe we'll get to see another slave Leia scene?


Having seen Carrie Fisher recently, yea, about that. Not so much.
 
2012-11-06 09:36:13 AM

Brontes: Maybe we'll get to see another slave Leia scene?


Good lord no, please!
 
2012-11-06 09:37:17 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: He could easily voice a cameo scene where they retro his face with CGI similar to what they did with Tron: Legacy - that shiat actually worked pretty well.


I fear I must wholeheartedly disagree, good sir or madam. Vigorously even!
 
2012-11-06 09:39:19 AM
A bajillion years ago (aka sometime in the late 1980s) when Lucas was interviewed about the possibility of sequels, he only said: "Meh" but that if he was going to do it, he might have Luke in there as an aged Jedi, kind of like Obi-Wan's mentor role in the original. That I could see.

An aged Han and Leia, not so much.
 
2012-11-06 09:40:49 AM

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OMG. "The Force is strong with this one."
 
2012-11-06 09:50:55 AM
We all know they're going to put Shia Laboof in the new Star Wars.
Yeah, yeah. Complain about it all you want...but, in the end, you'll all end up seeing the movie, anyway.
 
2012-11-06 10:00:35 AM

Red Shirt Blues: Confabulat: "Where did you dig up that old fossil?"

Thread over


THIS. At his current age, it will probably will take him 17 parsecs to complete the Kessel Run.
 
2012-11-06 10:06:00 AM
i50.tinypic.com 
 
2012-11-06 10:12:36 AM

doczoidberg: We all know they're going to put Shia Laboof in the new Star Wars.
Yeah, yeah. Complain about it all you want...but, in the end, you'll all end up seeing the movie, anyway.


isn't shia just about done? he was in like 50 movies or something and now.... crickets. Kinda like ol Michael Cera.

the fact that both actors suck ass MUST have something to do with it. Both actors play the same shiatty character in every role. It was ok the first time but after a dozen or so times those (NONONONONONO with shia and that stupid awkward bullshiat with cera) characters are just over.
 
2012-11-06 10:14:16 AM

EatsCrayons: A bajillion years ago (aka sometime in the late 1980s) when Lucas was interviewed about the possibility of sequels, he only said: "Meh" but that if he was going to do it, he might have Luke in there as an aged Jedi, kind of like Obi-Wan's mentor role in the original. That I could see.

An aged Han and Leia, not so much.


only thing that works. no one wants to see old leia. old han possibly even less so. han was a bad ass. no one wants to see him hobble out of a cave pulling his bacta tank behind him.
 
2012-11-06 10:21:09 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: He could easily voice a cameo scene where they retro his face with CGI similar to what they did with Tron: Legacy - that shiat actually worked pretty well.


Also very much disagree, it was actually pretty terrible.
 
2012-11-06 10:28:58 AM

abhorrent1: Ambivalence: Does that mean Carrie Fischer would play aged Leah? She has not aged well.

Probably nothing a personal trainer and a good makeup artist can't fix.


Yeah, but what are they going to do about her drunk old lady voice?
 
2012-11-06 10:36:05 AM

frepnog: doczoidberg: We all know they're going to put Shia Laboof in the new Star Wars.
Yeah, yeah. Complain about it all you want...but, in the end, you'll all end up seeing the movie, anyway.

isn't shia just about done? he was in like 50 movies or something and now.... crickets. Kinda like ol Michael Cera.

the fact that both actors suck ass MUST have something to do with it. Both actors play the same shiatty character in every role. It was ok the first time but after a dozen or so times those (NONONONONONO with shia and that stupid awkward bullshiat with cera) characters are just over.




I WISH he was done.

The problem is that Shia has been in a bunch of blockbusters, whereas Cera appeared in some duds.
 
2012-11-06 10:36:14 AM

LDM90: I keep hearing how Solo was supposed to die in ROTJ but does anyone know how? Being shot by a stormtrooper on Endor seems kind of lame. I've never heard any clues on this.


Presumably he was meant to be on the Falcon, and the Falcon was to be destroyed in the DS2 assault. I speculate based on Lando's speculation he won't see the Falcon again or some such.
 
2012-11-06 10:42:32 AM

EatsCrayons: A bajillion years ago (aka sometime in the late 1980s) when Lucas was interviewed about the possibility of sequels, he only said: "Meh" but that if he was going to do it, he might have Luke in there as an aged Jedi, kind of like Obi-Wan's mentor role in the original. That I could see.

An aged Han and Leia, not so much.


You know, kids, a lot has changed since your old Uncle Luke's been away. New Order, new rules, even a new Emperor. But now I'm tanned, I'm rested and I'm ready to give this old town a wedgie again!
 
2012-11-06 10:44:33 AM

frepnog: can we just create stories that don't involve this bullshiat? I love han, luke, and leia, but for the love of god let's move on and tell new stories. I don't give a shiat that han's colostomy bag has to be changed, dammit.

if they actually make the new movie, and these old farkers MUST be in it, PLEASE put them in very small roles that have little to do with the main plot of the film. it has been too long to continue the story of han, luke and leia without recasting the roles.... and no one wants that.

I want to have high hopes for an awesome new star wars film. I don't want to show up and be treated to the star wars version of Superman Returns. It was a big damn universe. Surely some stuff can happen that those goobers weren't involved in.


This is what kills the prequels, EU and other follow up materials for me. Everything has to revolve around the original characters, and every scene has to have an echo of before. Every time you go to a gangster planet there is a recreation of Hutt's Palace and almost word for word copying. Ditto for almost everything else.
 
2012-11-06 10:53:26 AM

Shenanigans!: abhorrent1: Ambivalence: Does that mean Carrie Fischer would play aged Leah? She has not aged well.

Probably nothing a personal trainer and a good makeup artist can't fix.

Yeah, but what are they going to do about her drunk old lady voice?


Autotune
 
2012-11-06 11:02:29 AM
I call for a Corren Horn trilogy. The first two can be his time in the rouge squadron/learning he is a jedi and the last can be taken from "I, Jedi"...fantastic character, and books
 
2012-11-06 11:03:30 AM
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I never understood this whole thing, I'm only in it for the money, kid.
 
2012-11-06 11:05:05 AM
FIRST LOOK: Harrison Ford reprises his role as Han Solo in Disney's STAR WARS EPISODE 7: BATTLESTAR GERIATRICA

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2012-11-06 11:06:39 AM

frepnog: isn't shia just about done? he was in like 50 movies or something and now.... crickets. Kinda like ol Michael Cera.


Michael Cera is finding out he can't play the confused wimpy high school kid in every movie forever.
 
2012-11-06 11:32:57 AM
I think Shia is done now too. He's burned a lot of bridges and no one is putting him in blockbusters anymore. He was fun to pick on while it lasted though and we'll always have monkey swinging.

Thankfully Nic Cage is still going strong.
 
2012-11-06 11:52:19 AM

Brontes: Maybe we'll get to see another slave Leia scene?


3.bp.blogspot.com 

God I hope not.
 
2012-11-06 12:02:00 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: I call for a Corren Horn trilogy. The first two can be his time in the rouge squadron/learning he is a jedi and the last can be taken from "I, Jedi"...fantastic character, and books


I like this idea.
 
2012-11-06 12:19:06 PM

browntimmy: DeathByGeekSquad: He could easily voice a cameo scene where they retro his face with CGI similar to what they did with Tron: Legacy - that shiat actually worked pretty well.

Also very much disagree, it was actually pretty terrible.


i dunno. it was terrible to a degree (to us nerds that really pay attention) but it worked pretty well for what they did and my wife for one did not even notice until I pointed it out to her.

and the tech will only get better. at some point you will be able to digitally create an actor that you can't tell is not real.
 
2012-11-06 12:25:36 PM

Confabulat: I think Shia is done now too. He's burned a lot of bridges and no one is putting him in blockbusters anymore. He was fun to pick on while it lasted though and we'll always have monkey swinging.

Thankfully Nic Cage is still going strong.


about shia's blockbusters - people MUST know that he was NOT the draw of those films, but a tool that they could just plug in because no one else wanted the job? blockbuster or not, those transformers movies (for all their awesome effects) flat out suck, Indiana Jones (for how cool it was for Harrison to be Indy again) sucked.
 
2012-11-06 12:39:18 PM
So does this mean Shia LaBeouf will be playing Han and Leia's son?
 
2012-11-06 12:46:53 PM

SithLord: sluggers: Isla Fisher should play Princess Leia's daughter.

Isla Fisher as Jaina Solo. I'm ok with this.


Hmmm ... I just can't picture her in that role, especially if the part has a lot of action. Kate Beckinsale could pull it off. 

Don't get me wrong, I love Isla Fisher, even if she did marry not funny creepy guy.
 
2012-11-06 01:01:57 PM
Your powers are weak old man.
 
2012-11-06 01:28:06 PM

Evil Mackerel: So does this mean Shia LaBeouf will be playing Han and Leia's son?


Anakin or Jacen?
 
2012-11-06 01:30:40 PM
I love Ford for thinking those films are overrated as much as I do.
 
2012-11-06 01:31:54 PM

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They're not going to re-cast existing characters...
 
2012-11-06 02:59:39 PM
I can't find a link, but wasn't Harrison Ford quoted a few months back as saying something along the lines of thinking Solo was a foolish character and that he didn't even like playing him the first time?
 
2012-11-06 03:07:46 PM

zarberg: SithLord: sluggers: Isla Fisher should play Princess Leia's daughter.

Isla Fisher as Jaina Solo. I'm ok with this.

Hmmm ... I just can't picture her in that role, especially if the part has a lot of action. Kate Beckinsale could pull it off. 


I second the Kate Beckinsale = Jaina Solo nomination. I could also see Hugh Jackman & Clive Owen as Jacen & Anakin Solo (but maybe that's just me.) I'd happily watch a Star Wars movie with those three in it. 

/who am I kidding
//I'll watch any new SW movie they produce
 
2012-11-06 03:37:37 PM
I know neither were considered very good movies, but after watching Kingdom of The Crystal Skull and Cowboys & Aliens, I'd have to say Ford still moves and looks pretty good for his age. He can't do nearly as much as he used to, but it's not like he's in a wheelchair or anything.
Face it, his age was no where near the problem with Indy 4.....
 
2012-11-06 04:16:54 PM
Maybe I'm the only one, but I'd love to see the old characters in the new star wars. I'm an affirmed star wars nerd too. They'll have to sell new tie ins so you'll certainly get new blood, but having the old fogies in there would be great.

People get so fired up about this stuff. Indy's age wasn't the problem with IJ4, Ford is a good actor and he could do well in this part.

Just shut up and enjoy the movies. Stop criticizing and complaining.
 
2012-11-06 04:35:47 PM
For what, decades now H.F. has been distancing himself from SW. Days after g.l. is no longer in control and he's willing to come back to it...... surely a coincidence.

// f**k you george.
 
2012-11-06 04:38:35 PM
So, nuke the carbonite?
 
2012-11-06 04:43:55 PM

OnlyM3: For what, decades now H.F. has been distancing himself from SW. Days after g.l. is no longer in control and he's willing to come back to it...... surely a coincidence.

// f**k you george.


You can write that shiat George, but you sure can't say it.
 
2012-11-06 05:22:08 PM
I don't want to see Harrison act in anything anymore. He's been phoning it in for a long time now. If he gets any worse, he's going to make his spot in Apocalypse Now appear Oscar-worthy.

He still farking shot first though.
 
2012-11-06 05:55:53 PM
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2012-11-06 05:58:04 PM
Bring Solo and the Wookiee to Carrie Fisher.
 
2012-11-06 06:38:56 PM
Here's what I think:

Han Solo: Appears in flashback with Chewbacca. The Falcon is being attacked (by who, we don't see) and lots of lights are flashing on the console. Chewie says something that can only be "We're f♥cked." and Han orders Chewie to take Leia and "the kids" into the escape pod. Chewie protests, and Han just looks at him and says, "You owe me, pal. Do this one last thing for me. Take care of them, alright?"

And of course, a few moments later the Falcon is destroyed as it smashes into the pursuing ship, preventing it from attacking the lifepod that is hurtling away from the scene.

Wipe to black.


Leia: Flashing forward, we see Leia as an old woman (older looking, even, than Carrie Fisher actually is). She's regal and strong for her age, but still obviously tired from a lifetime of struggling and service. She's in the Senate chamber on Coruscant, sitting patiently in a platform waiting while the current Chancellor addresses the chamber. We pan back and see that another woman is sitting with her. It's Jaina, her daughter (played by an unknown, or Jessica Biel, if I had my way). Jaina's resting her hand on her mother's, which are folded on her lap. They glance at each other and share a look that says, "Here we go, good luck." as the Chancellor's voice says, "Princess Leia Organa Solo and Jedi Jaina Solo."

They rise together, all political perfection, to speak...


Luke: The scene opens with two young Force-users fighting-- but then we notice they're both Jedi, and they're sparring, not fighting. Lots of action, lots of Force use, and after a moment or two we hear the voice of their Grandmaster say "stop."

They cease their session, immediately switching off their sabers and turning to face the dias above them. As the camera pans back we see the robed figure with his hood drawn over his head. He reaches up, pulls back the hood, and the unmistakable (though greatly aged) face of Luke Skywalker looks approvingly-- but expectantly-- down at the two young Jedi.

"What did you do wrong?" he says, nodding to the one on his left.

The young man frowns, then regains composure and furrows his brow in thought. "I don't know, Unc-" he catches himself, then continues, "Master Skywalker. What did I do?"

Luke smiles a bit, trying not to break the air of authority with his farmboy geniality, and turns to the other Jedi-- A boy much younger than the other. "What did Jacen do, Anakin?"

The younger boy smiles, his face lighting up with the realization that he's about to best his older brother in the philosophical points-winning game, and answers brightly, "He was acting out of anger after I accidentally cut off his braid. He was getting mad and letting it make his swings and bond with the Force less controlled, more sloppy."

Luke nods. "Yes. And I'm sure an accident like that won't happen again, right?"

Teenaged Anakin shrugs sheepishly, looking more like a kid in the process. "Well, he didn't need it anymore, right? I mean, he passed the trials." He turns to Jacen, "Why would you want to look like a padawan? I did you a favor."

Jacen looks up at his Uncle Luke, and across at his younger brother. "I was saving it for a proper ceremony, Anakin." he says, looking down at the braid on the training room floor. I wanted to do it like the Old Order."

Anakin rolls his eyes. "Ugh. All that fancy stuff got in the way. Right Master Skywalker?"

Luke tilts his head for a moment, and then answers. "Jacen's path is his own to follow. If he wishes to honor the old ways, that is his prerogative. I don't personally care for all the ceremonies, but I understand why he does. You should respect that, Anakin."

"I'm sorry." Anakin says, both to Jacen and Luke. "You're right. Maybe I was the one who lost my connection with the Force for a minute.

. . .


Chewbacca: His life-debt fulfilled, he is now a Senator for Kashyyk. He has moved his wife and child to Coruscant (though they dearly miss their homeworld). His son is a pilot, just like his father, and good friends with his spiritual "cousins" the Solos. Chewbacca himself is showing signs of age, with greying fur and tired eyes. He misses Han, but he has kept up his promise to protect Leia and the kids from both physical threats, and from the political mess that rose in the wake of the fall of the Empire.

. . .


Lando: We see Lando, briefly, back at Bespin. He's wealthy, famous, and still slick as Bantha grease. He is the head of the New Trade Federation, which is now comprised of businessmen from across the galaxy who seek to make the Republic a fair place to ply their trades.


. . .

The Droids: Still the same as ever. Never memory-wiped. Definitely getting more eccentric. Artoo is still with Luke most of the time, and 3PO is generally helping out Chewbacca as his personal interpreter (not everyone understand Shyriiwook, after all.) The droid see each other fairly frequently in the course of their duties on Coruscant, as the Senate and Jedi Order are in constant communication.
 
2012-11-06 06:42:50 PM
Post-essay correction: Forgive me... my "s" is sticking, for some reason. Add S's where needed when you read.
 
2012-11-06 06:51:47 PM

bullwrinkle: Brontes: Maybe we'll get to see another slave Leia scene?

3.bp.blogspot.com

God I hope not.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Separated at birth?
 
2012-11-06 07:01:57 PM

ng2810: Ambivalence: Does that mean Carrie Fischer would play aged Leah? She has not aged well.

She's gotten better recently, after she started loosing weight and cut down on the booze.


None of the original actors look like they can play action versions of themselves, but I guess they can still me the wise mentors of the Jedi council now.

/Didn't Han and Leia have 3 kids that ended up getting into a bunch of shiat in the expanded universe? Their elder twins joined the dark side after their brother Anakin Solo was killed or something?
//Also, Mara Jade.


SPOILERS



Most books after the Jedi Academy Trilogy focused on Han & Leia's kids (and later, on Luke & Mara's kid). The big story arc about them growing up as Jedi-in-training in the Young Jedi Knights series was mostly upbeat. The NJO series killed off Anakin Solo, briefly turned Jaina to the dark side, and had Jacen locked in an annoying ennui-laden emo crapfest. It also started Jacen's fall to the dark side, and killed off the New Republic. Then you had the Swarm War series, which was weird as hell but mainly served as a "how far is too far" lesson for everyone but Jacen. After that was the Legacy of the Force series where Jacen goes off the deep end and becomes "Darth Caedus", eventually getting killed by his own sister (after topping Darth Vader's record for personal kills).

The next series "Fate of the Jedi", gets more into the political stuff. Lots of backlash against the Jedi over Caedus' depradations.
 
2012-11-06 07:06:27 PM

Jgok: ng2810: Ambivalence: Does that mean Carrie Fischer would play aged Leah? She has not aged well.

She's gotten better recently, after she started loosing weight and cut down on the booze.


None of the original actors look like they can play action versions of themselves, but I guess they can still me the wise mentors of the Jedi council now.

/Didn't Han and Leia have 3 kids that ended up getting into a bunch of shiat in the expanded universe? Their elder twins joined the dark side after their brother Anakin Solo was killed or something?
//Also, Mara Jade.

SPOILERS



Most books after the Jedi Academy Trilogy focused on Han & Leia's kids (and later, on Luke & Mara's kid). The big story arc about them growing up as Jedi-in-training in the Young Jedi Knights series was mostly upbeat. The NJO series killed off Anakin Solo, briefly turned Jaina to the dark side, and had Jacen locked in an annoying ennui-laden emo crapfest. It also started Jacen's fall to the dark side, and killed off the New Republic. Then you had the Swarm War series, which was weird as hell but mainly served as a "how far is too far" lesson for everyone but Jacen. After that was the Legacy of the Force series where Jacen goes off the deep end and becomes "Darth Caedus", eventually getting killed by his own sister (after topping Darth Vader's record for personal kills).

The next series "Fate of the Jedi", gets more into the political stuff. Lots of backlash against the Jedi over Caedus' depradations.


I've read all those, and I say TOSS THEM. Do not film them. Not even the Zahn stuff. Start fresh and kill off the EU as it stands. REBOOT EU, is what I'm saying.

It's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-11-06 07:11:52 PM
In 1977, I wanted to be Han Solo when I grew up.

Now I'm 46, and I still want to be Han Solo when I grow up.

That being said, anyone who thinks Harrison Ford can recapture the spirit of 1977-1983 Han Solo learned nothing from seeing Crystal Skull.

NOTHING.
 
2012-11-06 08:50:03 PM
From a combination of what the actors are like IRL and what the characters actually do in the films..

I think I've moved away from being a Han Solo fan, and become more of a Lando fan.

Why wouldn't Lando betray Han? Many lives were at stake and Han was this untrustworthy self-serving asshole who basically stole his friend's ship. That's like when your buddy bets his wedding ring in a poker game and you wear it, like forever.

He was told that Han wouldn't be hurt in any case. Lando is a pretty damn good pilot to boot, and looks cooler than Han in Han's OWN CLOTHES.

I think I've had Chewbacca goggles all these years.
 
2012-11-06 09:42:58 PM

ZeroCorpse: Here's what I think:

my little pony fan fiction wharrggbblle


there are fanfiction sites for this kinda drivel.
you need serious help.

no one cares about your Expantard Fantard Universe except maybe your new therapist...
 
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